Poetry. "From the hilarious univocalisms of "Homage to Georges Perec" to the dizzying "information" provided in the literally falling "Twin Towers," Ian Monk demonstrates that Oulipo is by no means only—or even primarily—a French import; on the contrary, its possibilities for Anglophone poets are enormous. Monk's sheer inventiveness and intellectual agility, his verbal wit and prosodic skill will have you chuckling over his "Snowballs" and marveling at his anagrammatic threnodies. Writings for the Oulipo is a book to savor—good to the last drop!"—Marjorie Perloff. "Ian Monk's new collection of poetry and prose is a major breakthrough in English literature. Writings for the Oulipo is powerful, witty, original, and uniquely combines dazzling verbal skills with a robust and raunchy approach to contemporary life. I've never read and enjoyed anything like it, and neither have you"—Harry Mathews.